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Notable Historical Events for May 25th

1521Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers

1965Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch

201146th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley wins

1951NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1969Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

2011Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

1895Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency

1959Khrushchev visits Angola

1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

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Notable Birthdays on May 25th

1803Ralph Waldo Emerson, Boston Massachusetts, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)

1926Bill Sharman, Abilene Texas, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics)

1889Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

1907Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)

1969Anne Heche, Aurora Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)

1939Ian McKellen, England, actor (Keep, Plenty, Scarlet Pimpernel)

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Notable Weddings on May 25th

1940MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach

1661King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca

1898Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey (40) weds Catherine Sweeney at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

1901Russian physician, dramatist and author Anton Chekhov marries actress Olga Knipper

1965Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

1957NFL coach Chuck Noll (25) weds first wife Marianne Noll

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May 25th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 25th

1919Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51

1954Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)

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